Bug 1189905 - Installer looks like frozen when doing time consuming tasks (auto-generating the disc layout, ...)
Summary: Installer looks like frozen when doing time consuming tasks (auto-generating ...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 1170803
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 25
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 1189909
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-02-05 19:01 UTC by Jaromír Cápík
Modified: 2017-05-22 21:37 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
: 1189909 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2017-05-22 21:36:51 UTC

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.tgz of /tmp/*log on Sempron 2400+ host m7ncd (324.56 KB, application/octet-stream)
2016-11-24 23:39 UTC, Felix Miata
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Description Jaromír Cápík 2015-02-05 19:01:30 UTC
Description of problem:
Some installation sub-tasks require several seconds (sometimes more than 10 seconds) to finish and during that time the user interface looks like frozen. Doing time consuming tasks is usually accompanied with changes in the mouse cursor look. Applications usually change the mouse cursor to hourglass symbol to tell the users they should not touch any UI elements until the task is finished. In our case we keep the pointing hand symbol, but none of the UI elements is active. I haven't tracked all the steps where the change is welcome, but at least the automatic disc layout generation in the manual partitioning should switch the cursor to hourglass.

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Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2015-11-04 13:46:40 UTC
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Comment 3 Felix Miata 2016-11-24 23:33:34 UTC
With 35 partitions on a single PATA disk on a 2.0GHz 32 bit CPU, it takes the current F25 incarnation several minutes (possibly more than 10) following clicking away the pre-release software warning before the installation summary screen initially appears. There's nothing but a mouse cursor on black background during the long wait. While waiting, on vtty2, top shows e2fsck busy.

Comment 4 Felix Miata 2016-11-24 23:39:02 UTC
Created attachment 1224061 [details]
.tgz of /tmp/*log on Sempron 2400+ host m7ncd

Comment 3 should have said 47 partitions, among them several FAT and several HPFS, but none NTFS, and the vast majority EXTx.

Comment 5 Felix Miata 2016-11-25 00:17:10 UTC
Out of curiosity, I timed one: 22.75 minutes from the I accept my fate click until seeing the installation summary screen.

Comment 6 Charles R. Anderson 2017-05-22 21:36:51 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1375894 ***

Comment 7 Charles R. Anderson 2017-05-22 21:37:36 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1170803 ***

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